The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.
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A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
Men who for truth and honor’s sake stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep. Who dare while others fly.They build a nation’s pillars deep. And lift them to the sky.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.
You are a constant. Forever in my mind; forever in my heart. It seems that most matter how much I try I can’t get rid of you. You are a thorn, stuck in deep; painful to remove, and even when I do, still I’ll bleed and feel the soreness. It will take time, but it will heal. No matter the pain, I will still dare to pick roses.